Minutes of the Meeting of the Senate
of the Faculty
Extraordinary Meeting, Thursday, May 9, 2002 7:00 p.m., Room 106,
Meeting called to order with a quorum
at 7 p.m.
Acevedo, D. Adler, M. Aiken, A. Ajootian, J. Bentley, N. Bercaw,
L. Bombelli, C. Brower, W. Chen, R. Elam, J. Ford, K. P. George,
G. Herrera, K. Knight, P. Malone, A. Mark, C. Ochs, R. Oliphant-Ingham,
A. Quinney, D. Rock, B. Smothers, M. Tew, A. Trefzer, J. Urgo,
C. West, N. Wiggers, D. Wilkins
B. Alidaee*, J. Aubrey*, D. Barker*, L. Cozad, J. Czarnetzky,
S. Davis*, K. Dellinger*, C. Eagles, A. Fisher-Wirth, A. Kishk,
F. Laurenzo, J. Martin*, M. Overby, J. Reid*, J. Schetz, K. Sufka*,
K. Swinden*, S. Wolcott*, M. Zarzeski, J. Zjawiony
Chair Donna Adler announced that she will be in Oxford this
summer and will encourage the committee chairs to following through
on Senate project begun this term.
II. Old Business
The Minutes of the April 18, 2002 Senate meeting were approved
III. New Business
A. Business School Procedure Update, Senator Tew
- Following the letter from the Senate to the Provost [see
April 2002 minutes], substantial changes were made to the
Provost's procedure which now more closely follows the Faculty
Senate original procedure.
- Dean Harvey held a meeting of the School of Business Administration
faculty to discuss the procedure prior to the ballot.
- Last Friday the Provost, Mark Tew representing the Faculty
Senate, and a representative from the School of Business Administration
met to review and comment on the procedure.
- The Chancellor intends to leave the offices of the Economics
faculty in Holman Hall, no matter the outcome of the vote. The
Provost thought this information should be included on the ballot;
- The Provost wanted to conduct the election out of the Office
of the Provost instead of having the completed ballots sent to
the Faculty Senate; Tim Warren will receive the ballots.
- Campus mail was deemed unreliable, and that ballots will
be walked across the street to the Lyceum.
- Donna Adler, Tim Warren, and Mark Tew will count the ballots
- It was determined that Faculty on leave can still vote; however,
if someone has officially resigned from the Faculty, they may
- The ballots were distributed on Friday.
- Many of the School of Business Administration faculty are
upset with the Senate, primarily about the way the abstentions
will be counted, of which there are only three so far.
B. Report on Honor's College, Chair Donna Adler
Some highlights from External Committee's report
- Re: the evaluation process of the Director: the external
committee seriously suggests regular evaluations and a mentoring
- Re: search for a new Director: the search should be a serious
nation-wide search and the external committee questions limiting
terms as the University; may not be able to attract top candidates
- To view the complete report of the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors
College: External Evaluation, from the National College Honors
Council click here
C. Status of Standing Committee Appointments, Chair
The chair of the Committee on Committees is the person who asks
the Faculty which committees they would like to be on; then a
slate is drawn up and brought back to the Senate in April for
approval. Terms begin on September 1, 2002. This has not been
Senator Mark moved that the Senate authorize the Executive
Committee to approve the slate submitted by the Committee on Committees
over the summer. Second Senator Elam. The motion passed without
Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
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